TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor' Returns Down, 'Deception' Premiere Wins Time Period, 'Castle' Up

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January 8th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 2.1/5 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.9/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.100 7.402 3.744 5.366 3.770 0.937


NBC was number one with adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 17% from last night’s 2.9. The series premiere of Deception scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 31% from a 2.9 for the fall finale of Revolution on November 28 and down 47% from a 3.8 for the series premiere of Smash on February 6. Most of your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC, the season premiere of The Bachelor garnered a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from a 2.4 for its previous season premiere on January 2, 2012and ranking as its lowest rated premiere ever. Castle returned with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating up 12% from a 1.7 for its most recent new episode on December 3.

On FOX, The Mob Doctor earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating up 125% from last week’s 0.4.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 7, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.4/6 6.34
ABC The Bachelor  (8-10PM) -Season Premiere 2.3/5 6.81
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.6/4 5.17
FOX Bones - R 0.9/2 4.24
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.4/1 1.01
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.09
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.8/4 6.14
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9/2 3.30
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.3/1 0.86
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.6/4 5.88
10:00 NBC Deception - Series Premiere 2.0/5 5.62
ABC Castle 1.9/5 8.58
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/3 4.96

Via NBC Press Note:

 In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night: 
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2;
> "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.


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  • SarahL

    I was close on Deception. I am really surprised that it won its time slot. I wonder if it will be adjusted down.

  • Dan

    Ugh decent numbers for Deception? I really liked the show and hoped for a 2.5 at least! Hopefully all 11 episodes will be shown and it stays steady and/or rises.

  • Jim

    And NBC’s midseason begins…

  • Juan

    Dang I wish castle had been higher

  • John A

    Castle did ok. HOD repeat matching some new 90210 Lol. Maybe HOD might do better in that slot.

  • Kyle

    Thank goodness Castle rose. Hoping it was going to hit at least 2.

    Deception’s numbers are not good. Believe it or not The Biggest Loser had a lead out of 2.6 and it drops to 2.1 then to 1.9 in the 10:30 hour.

    The Bachelor skews young as does The Biggest Loser. Those are good fillers for networks to have

  • Bob

    Wow! First again. I did watch Deception and think it has potential. I think they have a lot of work to do to make it a “must see”. A 2.0 is probably ok for NBC.

  • Roco

    Bad numbers for Deception

  • S.P.

    Go NBC !!

    I hope Deception can increase over the next couple of weeks.

  • Abc123

    Ratings probably awful looking due to a lot of people tuned into the BCS Championship game.

  • psychic

    Guess I’ll have to wait another week for the Castle vs. H50 battles to start up again. :)

  • Michael

    Deception did relatively well! It’s not like the show has a massive lead-in, like The Voice.

  • Brian J

    So, this is not a horrible result for NBC. Not great, of course, but nobody expected these shows to match “The Voice” and “Revolution.” The real test will be in the following weeks, when CBS has new episodes, but for now, NBC should be fairly happy.

  • Ateofi

    Not bad ratings for Castle after long break. Deception is DoA.

  • Chuck_T

    good for ‘Biggest Loser’, though ‘Deception’ nothing to get too excited about with a 2.0, though it narrowly beat Castle and a repeat of H50

  • Petar Ivanov

    One more win for NBC. The big question is can NBC hold second place. They have 2 months before The voice and Revolution to came again. THe voice will be 2 hour at least 2 weeks in Monday and tuesday. May be even 3 weeks.

  • S.P.

    Keep in mind that Deception’s pilot was available online since December 17th.

  • Billy

    The Biggest Loser and The Bachelor will both take hits next week when the CBS sitcoms are new. Expect them to both be barely around a 2.0.

  • Hmm

    Was hoping Castle would be a 2 but at least it went up. Not so good for Deception.

  • Kyle


    The Bachelor: 2.0/2.2/2.4/2.4
    Castle: 2.1/1.8

    The Biggest Loser: 2.3/2.2/2.2/2.6
    Deception: 2.1/1.9

    Well things don’t look good for Deception considering you saw the drop at the half. If it doesn’t stay at least 1.8 it’s a goner.

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